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This is a guide and walkthrough to Chapter 10: Rough Waters, a story chapter in the game Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Read on to learn locations of items, rewards for completing this chapter, as well as useful tips and strategies for getting through this part of the story.

Previous Chapter The Town That Never Sleeps
Current Chapter Rough Waters
Next Chapter Haunted

List of Main Scenario Objectives

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No. Title Description
1 Escape to the Surface In a stroke of luck, Abzu's rampage has cleared the way forward. The group follows the aqueduct toward the Sector 7 slums.
2 Follow the Waterway The group arrives at the trunk line that marks the boundary between Sectors 6 and 7. They look for a way to get across to the Sector 7 side.
2-1 Find the Skeleton Key The group gets the power working and opens the sluice gate. Theey find the skeleton key that Avalanche had hidden in advance.
3 Crossing the Trunk Line Helping each other out of trouble, the group manages to cross the trunk line and reach the door to the Sector 7 slums.
3-1 Crossing the Sluice Gate The group uses the sluice gate as a bridge to cross the sewer line
4 To the Sector 7 Slums The three find their way to a water storage tank underneath the Sector 7 slums. Nearby, they can see a ladder leading to the surface.
5 To the Surface Just before the exit, the group is assailed by a group of Sahagin. Working together, they fend off the beasts and hurry toward the surface.
5-1 Operating the Pump Tifa and Aerith work the pump and clear the wastewater pipe blockage.
On the Other Side The team recovers the materia by taking a detour through the tunnels.

★This objective is labeled as a Discovery. It's unlocked after going an alternate path in Aqueduct 2 to get a Warding Materia.

Chapter 10: Rough Waters Walkthrough

Sector 6 - Aqueduct 1

Objectives
1 Prepare for a fight, then speak with Aerith or Tifa.
Whoever you choose to talk to first will have her affection increase toward Cloud.Who Should You Talk to First in the Sewers?
Boss
2
Fight the Abzu.
Defeating it will get you 840 EXP, 10 AP, and a Phoenix Down.
How to Beat Abzu
3 Go ahead into the hole left by Abzu and turn left.
Ether1.pngGo down the dead end to your right for a chest with an Ether.
4 Proceed down the hallway, taking out the Sahagin as you go, and go up the ladder.
2Hi-Potions.pngOpen the chest at the end of the pathway to get 2 Hi-Potions.
7 Keep following the path and interact with the lever to lower the water level.
8 Go down the stairs to the now accessible area and go under the gate.
FeatheredGloves.pngOpen up the chest immediately in front of you for a pair of Feathered Gloves.
9 Go up the ladder and go through the door to find a rest area.

Sector 6 - Aqueduct 2

Objectives
1 Take the ladder down and go left. You'll fight three Wererats.
2 Follow the path and fight a two Wererats and a Scissorclaw, then go straight ahead until you reach a ladder.
The path to the right will have a locked door at the end.
3 Take the ladder up and into the Settling Basin Corridor.

Settling Basin Corridor

Objectives
1 Take either path to the end – you'll arrive at the same room. Open the door behind you to find a power generator. Interact with the generator to turn the power on.
2 Interact with the locked door for a cutscene. Take the path to the right on the Map. Beat up the two pesky Scissorclaws here, and pull the switch on the wall to lower the water.
2 SewerKey.pngTake the ladder down and pick up the Skeleton Key from under the bridge.
800Gil.pngTake the left path, find a switch that lowers the water, and take the ladder down to find a chest with 800 gil.
3 Return to the locked down and make your way into the Main Aqueduct connecting Sectors 6 and 7.

Main Aqueduct

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Objectives
1 Follow the path to the right and take out the Blugu and two Wererats.
2 Take the ladder down and interact with the switch to the left to lower the water. Take the next ladder down and fight a Blugu and two Scissorclaws. Duck under the wall to fight another Blugu and two Scissorclaws.
3 Take the ladder on the right side up and continue to the left. Interact with the switch on the wall, then take the next ladder.
PoisonMateria1.pngGo up the stairs to the right and through the door onto the other platform to find a Poison Materia.
4 Return to the gate and walk across it, taking the next two ladders down. Fight the Sahagin.
5 Climb the ladder and hit the switch to raise the water level. A bridge will raise up and float on the water. Walk across it for a cutscene.
6 Go up the next ladder and another cutscene will begin. Follow the path to the rest area. Proceed down the ladder into Sector 7's Aqueduct 2.

Sector 7 - Aqueduct 2

Objectives
1 In the first room, go through the door to the right.
2GravityOrbs1.pngFollow the path straight down instead to fight five Wererats, and find a treasure chest with 2 Orbs of Gravity.
2 Shimmy your way through the room to the right and take out two Scissorclaws. Head down the ladder and in the next room, turn right to find another ladder up. Take the path to the right to continue.
WardingMateria.pngTake the left path and fight four Wererats and a Blugu. Continue to the right and go down the ladder. Go right to get a Warding Materia.
RevivalEarrings.pngFrom the Warding Materia location, go the opposite way and find a ladder. Fight a Sahagin and Blugu. You can find a chest with Revival Earrings.
3 Fight two Wererats, a Blugu, and a Scissorclaw. Go down the ladder to your left, and go straight ahead to climb another ladder.
4 Follow the narrow passage south into the Primary Treatment area.

Sewer System - Primary Treatment

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Objectives
1 Enter the office room and pull the lever. You will take control of Aerith to fix the pump.
Push up on LS.pngto raise the pump, then mash the Circle button to increase the target range. If done successfully, you will have a larger target range to land the needle in by pushing down on LS.png, closing the valve. Repeat this 2 more times to solve the puzzle.
2 Head back to Cloud and the pump will be turned on. Leave and fight the two Sahagin. Proceed down the ladder.
3 Follow the path and fight two Blugu and a Sahagin. Go up the ladder and fight another Sahagin. Go up the stairs, and approach the door, and a cutscene will begin to end the chapter.

Maps and Obtainable Items

Maps

List of Maps
Sector 6 Sewers.pngEnlarge Sector 6 Sewers Sector 7 Sewers.pngEnlarge Sector 7 Sewers
Trunk Line - Control Section.pngEnlarge Trunk Line - Control Section Trunk Line - Primary Treatment.pngEnlarge Trunk Line - Primary Treatment

Obtainable Items

Sector 6 - Aqueduct 1
Ether Hi-Potion x2 Feathered Gloves
Sector 6 - Aqueduct 2
No items in this area.
Settling Basin Corridor
800 Gil - -
Main Aqueduct
Poison Materia - -
Sector 7 - Aqueduct 1
Orb of Gravity x2 Warding Materia Revival Earrings

Shops & Vending Machines

Vending Machine - Aqueduct 1

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List of Items
Items Price
9. The Oppressed (Stock: 1) 50 Gil
Potion 50 Gil
Hi-Potion 300 Gil
Ether 500 Gil
Phoenix Down 300 Gil
Antidote 80 Gil
Echo Mist 100 Gil
Smelling Salts 80 Gil
Weapons / Armor Price
Titanium Bangle 2000 Gil
Caliginous Bracelet 3200 Gil
Studded Bracer 3200 Gil
Mythril Armlet 3200 Gil
Accessories Price
Power Wristguards 800 Gil
Bulletproof Vest 800 Gil
Earrings 800 Gil
Talisman 800 Gil
Supernatural Wristguards 5000 Gil
Survival Vest 5000 Gil
Platinum Earrings 5000 Gil
Timeworn Talisman 5000 Gil
Star Pendant 1500 Gil
Headband 1500 Gil
Revival Earrings 500 Gil
Materia Price
Healing Materia 600 Gil
Cleansing Materia 1500 Gil
Revival Materia 3000 Gil
Fire Materia 500 Gil
Ice Materia 500 Gil
Lightning Materia 500 Gil
Poison Materia 1500 Gil
Barrier Materia 1500 Gil
Binding Materia 3000 Gil
HP Up Materia 2000 Gil
MP Up Materia 2000 Gil
Deadly Dodge Materia 600 Gil

Vending Machine - Aqueduct 3

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List of Items
Item Price
Potion 50 Gil
Hi-Potion 300 Gil
Ether 500 Gil
Phoenix Down 300 Gil
Antidote 80 Gil
Echo Mist 100 Gil
Smelling Salts 80 Gil
Weapon / Armor Price
Titanium Bangle 2000 Gil
Caliginous Bracelet 3200 Gil
Studded Bracer 3200 Gil
Mythril Armlet 3200 Gil
Accessory Price
Power Wristguards 800 Gil
Bulletproof Vest 800 Gil
Earrings 800 Gil
Talisman 800 Gil
Supernatural Wristguards 5000 Gil
Survival Vest 5000 Gil
Platinum Earrings 5000 Gil
Timeworn Talisman 5000 Gil
Star Pendant 1500 Gil
Headband 1500 Gil
Revival Earrings 500 Gil
Materia Price
Healing Materia 600 Gil
Cleansing Materia 1500 Gil
Revival Materia 3000 Gil
Fire Materia 500 Gil
Ice Materia 500 Gil
Lightning Materia 500 Gil
Poison Materia 1500 Gil
Barrier Materia 1500 Gil
Binding Materia 3000 Gil
HP Up Materia 2000 Gil
MP Up Materia 2000 Gil
Deadly Dodge Materia 600 Gil

Tips and Strategies

Buy Maiden's Kiss

The Sahagin is a tough enemy in this area who has the ability to turn your party into Frogs. Be sure to stock up on the Maiden's Kiss item at the vending machines to make sure you can recover from this state, or you'll have no choice but to hop away from the battle.

Raise Aerith or Tifa's Affection

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At the very beginning of this chapter, you will see both Aerith and Tifa laying unconscious on the ground. Depending on who you talk to first will have an effect on their affection toward Cloud.

Check the guide below to see the effects of both choices!

Who Should You Talk to First in the Sewers?

Boss Strategy Guide

Abzu

Abzu
Abzu Battle

How to Defeat Abzu - Key Points

  • Weak against Fire
  • Use Guard to survive the heavy physical damage
  • Horns turn red when Enrage is used
  • Stay away from the puddles on the ground

How to Beat Abzu

Story Walkthrough Related Links

Story Walkthrough

Chapter 1 The Destruction of Mako Reactor 1
Chapter 2 Fateful Encounters
Chapter 3 Home Sweet Slum
Chapter 4 Mad Dash
Chapter 5 Dogged Pursuit
Chapter 6 Light the Way
Chapter 7 A Trap is Sprung
Chapter 8 Budding Bodyguard
Chapter 9 The Town That Never Sleeps
Chapter 10 Rough Waters
Chapter 11 Haunted
Chapter 12 Fight for Survival
Chapter 13 A Broken World
Chapter 14 In Search of Hope
Chapter 15 The Day Midgar Stood Still
Chapter 16 The Belly of the Beast
Chapter 17 Deliverance from Chaos
Chapter 18 Destiny's Crossroads

Comment

1 Anonymous4 months

Immediately after fighting the wererats and bluglu or whatever it's called in the room between the two sectors' sewers, I am told WARNING and have to go back, even though the only thing I can do is go forward to the ladder headed down. Is anyone else having this issue? I am blocked in to a very small area. The game will not even allow me to go back beyond the door I just unlocked. I don't know what's happening, but it seems like the game is totally glitching.

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